The 2005 Art Show will be an integrated element to the whole event and is being organised by an experienced Tolkien Artist.
Because of the level of response we have had, we need to limit the number of items all artists can display. Items will be rotated to allow as many items to be shown as possible. So it will be a different Art Show each day…
Tolkien 2005, The Ring Goes Ever On, promises to be a very special event. Needless to say we intend to compile an artshow of equal stature. Each year our annual Oxonmoot provides evidence of the immense influence the Professor's work has had on fans of an artistic disposition. The scope of this influence never ceases to amaze me, but I look forward to attaining new heights of incredulity in 2005. It's up to you—this will be your artshow.
We are looking for your early commitment. Please do not assume that months or weeks will be ample notice, or take for granted that your involvement in previous artshows means that your place is assured. It is not. I need to hear from you sooner rather than later. The world is watching and I anticipate the influx of prospective contributors to be significant.
I need the following information from you as soon as possible:
The standard of Tolkien Society artshows is traditionally very high. To maintain such levels it would be most beneficial if artists could send samples of their work in the form of photographs, photocopies or pictures via e-mail. This will also help us to categorise your particular speciality. There will also be the opportunity to sell some of your work, and we shall provide details in future progress reports.
Finally, to make this show a little different, I intend to set up an 'Artifacts Zone' which will hopefully include items that might have physically been used in Middle-earth. Already we have commitment from an instrument maker, but I am looking for such Tolkien-related items as hobbit pipes, elven brooches, wizards' staffs, cutlery, crockery, weave, clothing, weaponry, armour, etc. If you specialise in any of these crafts, or something equally appropriate, you have two years to come up with something on a Tolkien theme. But remember, I need your commitment soon, so please get in touch.
I hope this advert has got your minds working. I am also open to any other suggestions you might have. Let's make this an artshow to remember. I look forward to hearing from you all in the near future.
To exhibit your work in the Art Show you will need to contact the Art Show co-ordinator and provide him with some details of your work. To do this you may use the contact details on the link at the foot of this page, alternatively enter your details in the form below:
The Art Show is managed by our Art Show Co-ordinator [pop up window].